The Briton climbed Everest 17 times and became a record holder among foreign tourists

The Briton climbed Everest 17 times and became a record holder among foreign tourists

British mountaineer Kenton Cool climbed to the top of the highest mountain in the world 17 times.

Thus, he set a record for the number of ascents to Everest among foreigners, writes CNN.

The Briton reached the top together with local guide Dorji Gjelsen Sherpa, who himself has repeatedly climbed Everest, and fellow countryman Richard Walker.

The men reached the summit of Everest at 1:30 a.m. BST, which is 6:15 a.m. Nepalese time, Kenton Cool wrote on Instagram.

Kenton Cool after his 16th successful ascent of Everest in 2022. Photo: CNN

Conditions during the climb to the summit were incredibly cold. This resulted in numerous technical failures with the tracker/communications down, says the British post.

According to CNN, Everest is most often climbed in May.

Mining tourism is a huge source of income for Nepal, despite concerns about the potential danger to climbers.

This year, the country issued 463 permits for international tourists to climb Everest. This is the largest indicator in the entire history of tourism on the mountain.

We will remind you that in 2018, the government of Nepal banned foreigners from climbing Everest on their own, and at the beginning of 2023, they banned all solo hikes in the country.

When you travel alone, there is no one to help you in an emergency, said Nepal Tourism Board Director Mani R. Lamikhane. It is good that they travel in the cities, but in the remote mountains the infrastructure is insufficient“.

We remind you that on Everest in the Himalayas, the manula or Pallas’s cat was discovered for the first time – it is an almost elusive furry predator that lives in Asia.

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